Lizzy had her first track meet this past Saturday in Jenks. She ran in the 100m dash, 200 m dash and the 400m dash. She did a great job for her very first time ever to run in a meet! Aaron and I were very proud of her!
This is the tent they go in before the race and the get split into groups.
The girls in Lizzy's 100m heat.
Before the races . . .
After the races! Some of these photos were taken by another team members mom. I got so excited watching her that I would forget to take pictures. Thanks, Charlene, for these great photos! All in all, it was a very long day, but I think she enjoyed it. Way to go, Lizzy!
Lizzy had her last soccer game last night for the Spring season. She was new to this team, but fit right in w/ them. She had a great season and is looking forward to Fall soccer. Here are some pics I took against a team that had 2 of the biggest 9 year olds I have ever seen. The girls were a little intimidated at first, but came through w/ the win.
I decided to fix oatmeal for breakfast today and it was not received very well at all! There were a lot of sound effects at the table (moaning, sighs, even gagging) and some bargaining ("how about I eat an apple for breakfast instead?"). Two of the children were found STILL sitting at the table 45 minutes later! I know I sound like a mean mom, but I am trying to remedy all the snacking that goes on between meals. I thought oatmeal might stick to their stomachs a little longer. Apparently, it sticks to the back of Henry's throat, too!
I am so thankful for the children that God has given to Aaron and me. They are so thoughtful and so sweet and made sure that their mommy had a great Mother's Day. They made all of these special gifts for me, took me to lunch at Macaroni Grill, and to Freckles for dessert. I even got in a little bit of a nap. They were so proud of the things they made that I thought I would show them off on here:
This is Sammy's card. If you will notice in the corner, it says Free. I asked him what was "free" and he said he didn't know. They made these in church and it was supposed to be coupons.
This is Henry's card. I hope you can read the poem inside, because it is very sweet. If you are like me, I always treasure the things with their hand or foot prints, something to remember how small they are. He also gave me a container of lotion that he decorated on the outside.
Here is the flower that Sadie made me. Lizzy made the snow globe w/ the flower and glitter in the jar. Sophie painted the wooden angel and that is the jar of lotion of Henry.
This is the letter that came w/ Lizzy's gifts. I thought it was pretty funny! She drew many pictures of she and I together and gave me a card w/ coupons as well.
These are the coupons from Lizzy and Sadie. I'm not sure why this posted sideways, but I couldn't get them to rotate. I can't wait to cash my coupons!
My flowers from Sophie and the girls each made me a heart. I hope everyone else had a great Mother's Day, too!
I am a servant of Jesus Christ, a wife to the man of my dreams, and a mother to 7 of the most incredible children, who were all a gift from God. My heart is full from all of that God has given to me, and all I want to do is give everything I have back to Him.